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New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour

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New Orleans, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Immerse yourself New Orleans’ ghoulish side on this spooky ghosts and spirits walking tour. Wind through the French Quarter’s dark corridors and hear tales of famous hauntings from your local guide. You’ll visit infamous and eerie locations such as the Jackson Brewery and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel. By the end, you’ll understand why haunted New Orleans is a hotspot for paranormal investigators and historical videographers.
  • Ghosts and spirits walking tour in New Orleans
  • See several haunted sites in the French Quarter
  • Hear your guide tell stories featured on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel
  • Walk at a relaxed pace through the city’s oldest district
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Departure Point

400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your ghostly adventure starts in the evening at the Lighthouse Ticket Office in the French Quarter. Meet your local guide and steel yourself for a walk through the dark recesses of New Orleans’ haunted history. Cross your fingers that you’ll encounter (or not encounter!) a ghost at one of the eerie venues to come. 

You’ll first arrive at Jackson Brewery and the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, a spirited 200‐year‐old building that has enjoyed many lives as a theater, ballroom, orphanage and convent. Learn of the confederate soldier, the lonely ghost dancer, and the apparitions of children and nuns that wander the rooms and halls. 

Afterwards, continue to O'Flaherty's Pub, said to be haunted by the ghosts of Joseph Wheaton, his wife Mary and his mistress Angelique. Hear the humorous tale of an awkward and endless ghoulish conflict that happens all around the pub. Due to local safety regulations, entrance to the pub is not guaranteed.

Between stops, hear other creepy stories — some featured in History Channel and Discovery Channel exposés — including the legend of an octoroon woman named Julie whose spirit waits eternally for her lover at the Bottom of the Cup Tearoom on Royal Street!

Your tour returns to the starting point in the French Quarter.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
French Quarter
When it rains in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the locals swear that a beautiful voice floats out of the mist. After you hear the story of ‘Bloody’ O'Reilly vs. Pere Dagobert – an 18th-century priest of St Louis Cathedral – you just might hear the singing rain too! Start your ghost tour at Jackson Brewery, where you’ll meet your entertaining guide and set off to various haunted sites. There's no guarantee you will spot a ghost, but you'll see where you're most likely to meet one!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bourbon Orleans Hotel
Entry to the hotel not guaranteed due to Covid restrictions. Learn about the spirits that inhabit the Bourbon Orleans Hotel – formerly a theater, ballroom, orphanage and convent – where the staff and guests report regular sightings of uninvited guests.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In order to help preserve the French Quarter from vehicular traffic, it is requested that you please walk, if possible, to the convenient tour departure point - just a short stroll from most downtown hotels
  • Alternate Routes: Due to uneven and narrow paths, alternate routes may be necessary for guests traveling in wheelchairs.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line New Orleans

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by New Orleans Ghosts and Spirits Walking Tour.

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Should rename the tour
MyAnhTrinh
, Oct 2019
The Ghost and spirit walking tour is not at all as we expected. It turned out to be a mere walk of almost 2 hrs and listening to the guide telling historic stories of the city, governors, their death, their secret affairs, the suicides and the belief that the spirits are wandering there somewhere, not even stepping into any of the haunted places or houses. It’s honestly very boring and the most disappointing tour we’ve done with Viator. Not recommend it to anyone.
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Not quite what I was expecting, too...
Lucinda L
, Jun 2017
Not quite what I was expecting, too many tours from other companies hitting the same spots we were going to.
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The tour was great! Our guide Todd...
Susan M
, May 2017
The tour was great! Our guide Todd really knew the history and was a great story teller. I must note, that the other reviews that talked about come hungry were NOT talking about this tour. We stopped at one restaurant for a look at the courtyard and a few minutes to grab a drink if desired. But, no food. So, the tour IS highly recommended, but eat first or plan on a late dinner. :
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I have been on several Ghost and...
ANGELICA J
, Nov 2016
I have been on several Ghost and Spirit Tours but this by far was the absolute WORST by far!!!!!! The tour guide was horrible, our tour started 30 minutes LATE and we weren't given our money back nor were we given an extra 30 minutes of the tour, like we paid for! I would NEVER recommend this tour to anyone! IT WAS HORRIBLE and all 10-12 other paying customers on the tour with us were 100 dissatisfied. As a matter of fact 2 of the 12 couples walked away from the tour after 15 minutes of it actually starting. The stories were horrible and rushed, just not a good experience at all! nothappy horribletour givememymoneyback
icon Response from Host , Nov 2016
Thank you for your review. We value your feedback and are sorry to hear that your tour experience was unsatisfactory. We rely on your honest feedback to help ensure the value and quality of our travel experiences. Based on your concerns, we have contacted our local tour operator to address these concerns with them personally and will continue monitoring feedback from our travelers.
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I have a fantastic time on this tour...
Ena D
, Oct 2016
I have a fantastic time on this tour and I highly recommend it!!!!! You will get a good amount of food! Please come hungry!
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Great tour. Daniel was very...
Brian C
, Aug 2016
Great tour. Daniel was very knowledgeable and engaging. Definitely a highlight of our trip to NOLA!
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Unfortunately this tour was way too...
marnanee
, Jan 2016
Unfortunately this tour was way too much walking for myself and my husband! Our tour guide was informative with all the details he gave as we made numerous stops throughout our walk through the French Quarter. We could tell that he was very passionate about the history of the ghosts and stories of the area. We understood that this walking tour was scheduled for approximately 2 hours. We met our guide at 7:00, so had a light appetizer before the tour, with plans to enjoy dinner after the tour. My husband had to bale out midway through the tour, so he headed back to Jackson Square to wait for the rest of our group. We walked endlessly throughout the French Quarter, only to have him announce the end of the tour at 9:30 p.m., several blocks away from where we began! We were then forced to walk all the way back towards Jackson Square to meet up with my husband. By then we missed our 9:30 reservation for dinner, and were forced to just find any place to eat! I ended up with a huge blister on my foot by the end of the evening! Will never take a walking tour again!!!
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If you're interested in learning the...
Cynthia P
, Oct 2015
If you're interested in learning the history and viewing the spots of ghostly hauntings then this is the tour for you. Our guide Stacey was very informative of the nocturnal goings on. Pity most places were boarded up or an area of business because I would have loved to have gotten a closer look. I highly recommend this tour to those unfamiliar to the area or those who have a craving for history. It wasn't a scary tour, but I liked it nonetheless.
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Did not experience any ghostly...
Glenn L
, Oct 2015
Did not experience any ghostly experience. Informed that the hotel in which I was staying was one of the haunted New Orleans' hotels. Interesting stories. We witnessed a wonderful lightning experience.
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It was interesting hearing about the...
mistymodel
, Jun 2015
It was interesting hearing about the stories....especially since we were staying at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel which was on the tour as being haunted.
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